CATALOGUE OF THE WORKS OF ART BELONGING TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK MCMXX CATALOGUE OF THE WORKS OF ART BELONGING TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK Volume II September, 1908, to January, 1920 U3 O en W R ex; ►J fj ~ <; hJ « 'A < y. u ffi *~ & >* O H H -— — i rr O 5 !> o W O Iz; H n < u - o o u < CATALOGUE OF THE WORKS OF ART BELONGING TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK VOLUME II PREPARED AND ISSUED BY THE ART COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK NEW YORK M C M X X fli^la/ ART COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AS CONSTITUTED IN 1920 Robert W. de Forest, President President of Metropolitan Museum of Art A. Augustus Healy, Vice-President To May 13, 1920 Frank L. Babbott, Vice-President From June 14, 1920 Presidents of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Luke Vincent Lockwood, Secretary John F. Hylan, Mayor of The City of New York Morgan J. O'Brien To April 30, 1920 William Barclay Parsons From May 1, 1920 Trustees of New York Public Library Harry W. Watrous, Painter Lucien Oudin, Robert Aitken, Sculptor Welles Bosworth, Architect R. T. H. Halsey, FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ART COMMISSION since its establishment under the charter of 1898 Robert A. Van Wyck, January 1, 1898, to December 31, 1901. Henry G. Marquand, January 1, 1898, to February 26, 1902. John La Farge February 14, 1898, to December 31, 1900. Samuel P. Avery, January i, 1898, to December 31, 1902. John Bigelow, January 1, 1898, to May 2, 19 10. Charles T. Barney, February 14, 1898, to December 31, 1901. MEMBERS OF THE ART COMMISSION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT Charles F. McKim, Henry E. Howland, February 14, 1898, to December 31, February 14, 1898, to December 31, 1901. 1900. Daniel C. French, Frederick Dielman, February 14, 1898, to December 31, January 1, 190 if to December 31, 1903. Seth Low, John De Witt Warner, January 1, 1902, to December 31, 1903. January I, 1902, to December 31, 1904. Henry Rutgers Marshall, William J. Coombs, January 1, 1902, to December 31, 1904. February 24, 1902, to December 31, 1903. Frederic W. Rhinelander, February 26, 1902, to September 25, Al PHIMISTER PROCTOR, 1904. January 1, 1903, to December 31, 1905. Loyall Farragut, George B. McClellan, January 1, i 9 o 3> to December 31, 1905. January ¥> ^ to December gi> I909 . J. Carroll Beckwith, t ^ ^ J T A „ , ' „ John D. Crimmins, January 1, 1904, to December 31, 1906. J January 1, 1904, to December 31, 1906. J. Pierpont Morgan, November 21, 1904, to December 31, WALTER COOK, 1907. January 1, 1905, to June 28, 1907. John J. Boyle, Howard Mansfield, January 1 , 1906, to December 31 , 1908. Jammry f . ^^ %Q December 3I| I9o8 . Frank D. Millet, January 2, 1907, to December 31, 1909. John B. Pine, January 2, 1907, to December 31, 1909. Arnold W. Brunner, tt July 18, 1907, to December 31, 1910. CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL, January 1, 1908, to February 27, 1913. Frederic B. Pratt, January 1, 1909, to December 31, 191 1. HERBERT ADAMS, January 1, 1909, to December 31, 191 1. William J. Gaynor, January 1, 1910, to September 10, 1913. FRANCIS C. JONES, _, x t-v January 7, 1910, to December 31, 1912. George L. Rives, May 3, 1910, to December 31, 191 1; JOHN BOGART, February 28, 1913, to May n, 1916. J _ January I, 191 1, to December 31, 1913. I. N. Phelps Stokes, January ii, 191 i, to December 31, 1913. -K-ARL LJITTER, May 12, 1916, to February 24, 1918. January 4, 1912, to December 31, 1914. vi MEMBERS OF THE ART COMMISSION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT John A. Mitchell, January 7, 1913, to December 31, 1915. Ardolph L. Kline, September 11 , 1913, to December 31, I9I3- William A. Boring, February 20, 19 14, to December 31, 1916. Walter H. Crittenden, January 20, i9i5,to December 31, 1917. Jules Guerin, January 19, 1916, to December 31, 1918. George W. Breck, January 7, 1913, to December 31, 1915. John Purroy Mitchel, January 1, 1914, to December 31, 1917. Frank R. Lawrence, February 20, 1914, to March 18, 1916. Hermon A. MacNeil, January 29, 1915^0 December 31, 1917. James R. Wheeler, January 21, 1916, to February 9, 1918. Charles H. Sherrill, May 18, 1916, to December 31, 1916; HENRY BACON, January 29, 1917, to December3i, February 2, 1917, to December 31, 1919. 1919. Edmond T. Quinn, Henry C. Lawrence, February 14, 1918, to December 31, February 14, 191 8, to September 13, 1919. . 1919- Vll INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION IN THE year 1909 the City printed a "Catalogue of the Works of Art belonging to The City of New York," including the works of art acquired by the City previous to September 1, 1908. The present volume carries this work forward to the 31st of December, 1919, at the same time including the description of a few works of art acquired by the City before September, 1908, but inadvertently omitted in the first volume. With the exception of these few, all the objects thus catalogued have received the approval of the Art Commission, in accordance with the terms of the Charter of the City. The jurisdiction of the Art Commission, as defined by the Charter as it now exists, covers very broad ground, including within its scope buildings and various structures erected by the City or by private parties on City property. No attempt has been made, however, to cover the whole of its activities, it having been thought best to limit the enumeration to such objects as are currently known as "Works of Art," in this following the general method adopted in Volume I. Tablets that consist solely of inscriptions are not included. The Commission has felt it necessary, in the interest of economy, to limit strictly the number of illustrative repro- ductions. It has been guided in its choice not only by the excellence of the work shown but also partly by the promi- nence of the subject of portrait or statue. In a number of cases it has been compelled to forego the illustration of spe- cial works because it has been found impossible to obtain satisfactory photographs for reproduction. XI ERRATA IN VOLUME I Page ix read Ceracchi's for Cerrachi's. Pages 9, 10, II and 12 for death of John Wesley Jarvis read 1834 for 1840. Page 28 read Tompkins for Thompkins. Page 34 read Venezuelan for Venezuela. Page 36 read Jacob Morton, 1 762-1 836. Major-General, 1st Division Artillery, N. Y. S. M. for James St. Clair Morton, 1829-1864. A United States General. Page 44 after Miner K. Kellogg read 1814-1889/or 1839-. Page 46 read Kalbfleisch for Kalbefleisch. Page 77, Charles Patrick Daly, read 1816-1900 for 1816, and read Charles Loring Elliott, N. A., 1812-1868 for Artist Unknown; and add in 1850 after Court on last line. Page 81 after Michael Ulshoeffer, read Daniel Huntington, N. A., 1816-1906 for Artist Unknown; and after description of portrait read Signed: D. Huntington 1867. Page 86 read east wall for north wall. Page 108, last line, read 187 1 for 1872. Page 112 after signature of bronze bust of George Washington read Given to the City in 1906. Page 120 read Cadwallader Colden, 1688-1776. Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1761-76 for Cadwallader David Colden, 1769-1834. Mayor of New York, 1818- 1821. Page 128, Foster Memorial. After Given to the City in, read 1904 for 1903. Page 183, under Carl Conrads, read 1839-. Page 201 after description of Whitlock plaque read Signed: "C. Calverley, Sc." Page 205 after John H. Duncan read 1854-. Page 231 read Flushing for Flushing Park. Opposite page 70 read Henry Inman, N. A. and Daniel Huntington, N. A. for Henry Inman, N. A. Opposite page 102 read Henry Mosler for B. Kramer Scheiro. Opposite page 130 read Jonathan Scott Hartley, N. A. and F. E. Wallis for Jonathan Scott Hartley, N. A. Opposite page 154 read Henry Kirke Brown, N. A. and John Quincy Adams Ward, N. A. for John Quincy Adams Ward, N. A. Opposite page 158 read Augustus Saint Gaudens, N. A. and Stanford White for Au- gustus Saint Gaudens, N. A. Opposite page 218 read 218 for 217. Opposite page 222 read 222 for 223. Index page 237 read CO. for C.H. after Green, and Bolivar for Boliver. Index page 238 read F. H. for C. H. after Howard, and Jacob for James St. Clair after Morton. Index page 239 read (Martiny) after second Force. Index page 241 at end of page read Stained Glass 102. Index under Abbreviations read F. H. Fire Headquarters. XU CONTENTS Members of the Art Commission. Introduction . . List of Illustrations page v xi XV CATALOGUE Fountains: Glass: Monuments: Mural Paintings, etc. Portraits: Sculpture : Tablets : Borough of The Bronx . 2 " Brooklyn . 4 " " Manhattan 5 " Richmond . 12 Borough of The Bronx . • 17 " Brooklyn . 18 " " Manhattan 21 Borough of The Bronx . 25 " " Brooklyn . 27 " " Manhattan 2 9 " " Richmond 32 Borough of Brooklyn . • 35 " " Manhattan 38 Borough of Brooklyn . 43 " " Manhattan 44 " " Queens 54 Borough of The Bronx . 57 " " Brooklyn . 59 " " Manhattan 72 Borough of The Bronx . 9i " " Brooklyn . 92 " " Manhattan 96 " Queens 108 Xlll LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS FOUNTAINS SUBJECT City Hall — Cupola Restored. Baby and Duck Fountain Barrett Memorial Fountain . Lowell Memorial Fountain . Queensboro Bridge Fountain. Van Cortlandt Park Fountain Wireless Operators Fountain . ARTIST John McComb, Jr. ... Frederick W. MacMonnies, N.A Sherry E. Fry, A.N.A. . Charles A. Piatt, N.A. . Edwin H. Blashfield, N.A Eli Harvey .... Charles W. Stoughton . Allen and Cohens . Hewitt and Bottomley . FACING PAGE 111 4 12 I IO Erasmus High School Window Girls' High School Window . Story Memorial Window . GLASS Church Glass & Decorating Co. . 18 . M.T.Lamb 20 Frederick Stymetz Lamb . . .22 Prison Ship Martyr's . MONUMENTS . Stanford White 26 MURAL PAINTINGS Ancient Commerce .... A. Bogdanove Birth and Development of Edu- cation Military Engineering Frederick Lincoln Stoddard Ralph T. Willis . . . . 36 34 38 PORTRAITS Stephen Grover Cleveland Robert Ogden Doremus William J. Gaynor John McComb, Jr. Alexander Seward Webb Solomon Woolf . Eastman Johnson, N.A. George R. Boynton. J. Campbell Phillips Samuel L. Waldo, A.N.A. George R. Boynton. Samuel Johnson Woolf 44 46 48 50 52 54 xv LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS SCULPTURE SUBJECT ARTIST Bryant Memorial Herbert Adams, N.A. . Carrere & Hastings. Bryant Statue Herbert Adams, N.A. . Entrance to Municipal Building . McKim, Mead & White Adolph A. Weinman, N.A. . Greek Sculpture Herbert Adams, N.A. . Hebrew Psalmist H. Augustus Lukeman, A. N.A. History Paul W. Bartlett, N.A. . . Indian Law Giver Attilio Piccirilli, A. N.A. Joan of Arc Anna Vaughn Hyatt, A. N.A John V. Van Pelt . . . Lafayette . Henry Bacon, N.A.. Daniel C. French, N.A. . Mohammed Charles Keck .... Panels on Entrance to Municipal Building Adolph A. Weinman, N.A. Poe Bust Edmond T. Quinn, A. N.A. Schurz Memorial Henry Bacon, N.A.. Karl Bitter, N.A. . . . Schurz Statue Karl Bitter, N.A. . . . Sleepy Hollow Panel .... Frances Grimes .... Washington as Commander-in- Chief Hermon A. MacNeil, N.A. Washington as President ... A. Stirling Calder, N.A. FACING PAGE 7 2 74 78 64 62 82 66 76 68 60 80 58 84 86 96 TABLETS Blow B. Lillian Link . Japanese Tokyo Fine Art School Nicolai . Victor D. Brenner . Willett Henry Bacon, N.A.. . Piccirilli Brothers . 92 100 104 106 xvi < O ft w P4 Oh P <! i-l H O o > FOUNTAINS FOUNTAINS— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX MACOMB'S DAM PARK JEROME AVENUE AND l62ND STREET ARTISTS MARTIN SCHENCK ARTHUR G. WALDREAON 1 866- A fountain of limestone about 16 feet long and 4 feet high, set on a granite base. On the north side is a large granite basin supplied with water from the mouths of a central grotesque human face in low relief, and two dolphins in high relief one at each end. On the south side is a smaller granite basin. Purchased by the City in 1908. VAN CORTLANDT PARK COLONIAL GARDEN ARTISTS ALLEN & COLLENS, ARCHITECTS A fountain of pinkish white granite, consisting of a richly carved octagonal central basin 12 ft. 6 in. in diameter, and a central shaft about 11 ft. high, set in a circular basin 42 ft. in diameter. The central shaft is decorated with the seals of the original thirteen colonies. The seal of New York, held by a beaver, forms the finial. On the square block below are the seals of Delaware (south); South Carolina (west); Georgia (north); North Carolina (east). On the FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF THE BRONX face of the octagonal basin are the seals of the remaining colonies, arranged in the following order, beginning on the south and moving to the left: Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland. Around the base of the higher fountain is the following INSCRIPTION THIS FOUNTAIN IS GIVEN TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK BY THE COLONIAL DAMES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Given to the City in 1913. See illustration facing page 1. FOUNTAINS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BABY AND DUCK PROSPECT PARK, VALE OF CASHMERE ARTIST FREDERICK WILLIAM MACMONNIES, N.A. 1863- A small bronze fountain placed in a water lily pool. On a richly sculptured circular base stands a nude baby holding in its arms a struggling duck, from whose bill rises a spray of water. From the mouths of six bronze turtles, placed among the lilies, sprays of water rise in arch form over the main fountain. Given to the City in 1896. See illustration facing page 4. BETSY HEAD PLAYGROUND DUMONT AND HOPKINSON AVENUES ARTISTS H. B. HERTS, ARCHITECT 187I- LOUIS ST. LANNE, SCULPTOR l86l — A brick stele, in the centre of which is an arched niche in which, on a rock base, stands the bronze figure of a nude man represented as throwing a dart into a half circle basin at his feet in which are two bronze seals. Above the water on each side is a babe riding on the back of a struggling seal. On the back on a bronze tablet is the following INSCRIPTION THIS FOUNTAIN IS ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC L. RICE 185O-I915 Given to the City in 1916. j i.J \\ i , •' f 'f v ,3 • / <? 1 <! •z H ■* £ lii w £> H o O s < fe o w M § w CO hH O H p Ph >• 3 p CO £ o W Q < 3 « >H O PQ w <! FOUNTAINS— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN BEAR AND FAWN MORNINGSIDE PARK AT I I4TH STREET ARTIST EDGAR WALTER A sculptural group in bronze 8 ft. high, representing a fawn hiding under a rock above which a bear is crouched. In a hollow in the rock is a small pool of running water. INSCRIPTION TO THE CHILDREN OF NEW YORK CITY GIVEN BY ALFRED LINCOLN SELIGMAN VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAYS PROTECTIVE SOCIETY AND ERECTED UNDER THEIR AUSPICES I914 BOWNE MEMORIAL ROOSEVELT AND SOUTH STREETS ARTIST W. L. COTTRELL 1869- A drinking fountain of polished red porphyry, consisting of a shaft about 7 feet high, and averaging 2 feet 6 inches wide and 1 foot 3 inches thick, set on a single step. On each end of the shaft is a half round basin. inscription in memory of samuel w. bowne Given to the City in 191 2. 5 FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN FIREMEN'S MEMORIAL RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND IOOTH STREET ARTISTS H. VAN BUREN MAGONIGLE, ARCHITECT 18.67- ATTILIO PICCIRILLI, A.N.A., SCULPTOR 1 866- It consists of a votive tablet 26 feet at base and about 22 feet high, flanked by two sculptured figures. It stands on a plaza with stone balustrade, approached from Riverside Drive by a flight of steps, and steps to level of upper road- way. Facing the Drive is a large water basin fed from a mask face in low relief. The plinth of balustrade and coping of basin are of Milford granite. The remainder of the monu- ment is of Knoxville marble. The figures are of heroic size. The one on south designated duty is of a seated woman holding a fireman's cap, and embracing a child. The one on north designated courage is of a seated woman holding in her arms a dead fireman. On the west face of the tablet is represented in low relief a fire engine drawn by horses driving furiously; below which is the inscription TO THE HEROIC DEAD OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT On the rear is the following INSCRIPTION TO THE MEN OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK WHO DIED AT THE CALL OF DUTY SOLDIERS IN A WAR THAT NEVER ENDS THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF A GRATEFUL CITY ERECTED MCMXII Given to the City in 1913. £ < H £ t^ P < w O 2 o fe Oh J H w IORIA BY A. PLA S5 O H - A 1/3 3 w w >-! w ^ < Q J O o FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN LOWELL MEMORIAL BRYANT PARK ARTIST CHARLES A. PLATT, N.A. I86l- A fountain of granite, with low basin 32 feet in diameter, above which rises an upper basin 13 feet in diameter. On the platform east of fountain is set a granite block on which in bronze letters is the following INSCRIPTION THIS FOUNTAIN COMMEMORATES THE STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER OF JOSEPHINE SHAW LOWELL I 843-I 905 WIFE FOR A YEAR OF A PATRIOT SOLDIER WIDOW AT TWENTY-ONE SERVANT OF NEW YORK STATE AND CITY IN THEIR PUBLIC CHARITIES SINCERE CANDID COURAGEOUS AND TENDER BRINGING HELP AND HOPE TO THE FAINTING AND INSPIRING OTHERS TO CONSECRATED LABORS Given to the City in 1912. See illustration facing page 6. ONE HUNDRED AND TENTH STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE FOUNTAIN ARTISTS CROSS AND CROSS It consists of a half circle basin 8 feet in diameter on street side, and a smaller basin on sidewalk side. Back of the large basin the centre is raised, and on it, on the street side, is carved a horse's head, and on the opposite side a human face, from the mouth of each of which water flows to the basins. It is executed in Tennessee marble. Given to the City in 1908. FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN PULITZER MEMORIAL ARTISTS CARRERE AND HASTINGS, ARCHITECTS KARL BITTER, N.A., SCULPTOR, I868-I915 A monumental fountain richly sculptured, erected from funds left by will of Joseph Pulitzer. It stands on the plaza at the southwest corner of Fifty-ninth Street and Fifth Avenue. It is constructed of limestone and consists of six basins of varying diameters rising in pyramidal form to a height of 20 feet 6 inches above the ground level, the lowest basin being 68 feet and the highest 12 feet in diameter. In the centre of the top basin is a pedestal 3 feet 6 inches high, decorated with garlands, on which stands a bronze statue about 8 feet high, of a nude female figure holding a basket of fruits. The fountain is sometimes called the Fountain of Abundance. Given to the City in 1916. QUEENSBORO BRIDGE IN MARKET UNDER MANHATTAN APPROACH ARTISTS EDWIN H. BLASHFIELD, N.A., PAINTER, 1848- ELI HARVEY, SCULPTOR, l860~ CHARLES W. STOUGHTON, ARCHITECT A granite stele, with basin into which water flows from the mouth of a sculptured ox head. Above basin is a panel in mosaic representing a seated female figure with left arm resting on a horn of plenty. inscription given to the market BY THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY IN MEMORY OF EVANGELINE WILBOUR BLASHFIELD Given to the City in 1919. See illustration facing page 8. QUEENSBORO BRIDGE FOUNTAIN BY EDWIN H. BLASHFIELD, N.A. ELI HARVEY AND CHARLES W. STOUGHTON FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 8 FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN STRAUS MEMORIAL BROADWAY AND I06TH STREET ARTISTS H. AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN, A.N. A., SCULPTOR 1872- EVARTS TRACY, ARCHITECT 1 868- This monument consists of an exedra approached on the east and west sides by steps, in front of which is a long low pedestal on which is a reclining female figure of heroic size, designated memory, gazing into a large pool filled by a stream flowing from a lion's mouth. The figure is in bronze; all else in light granite. On the high back of the seat is the following INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF ISIDOR AND IDA STRAUS WHO WERE LOST AT SEA IN THE TITANIC DISASTER APRIL 1 5, I912 LOVELY AND PLEASANT WERE THEY IN THEIR LIVES AND IN THEIR DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED On a bronze tablet set in the pavement north of the exedra : ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MANY FELLOW CITIZENS AND ACCEPTED FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK BY MAYOR JOHN PURROY MITCHEL AND CABOT WARD COMMISSIONER OF PARKS A. D. MCMXV Given to the City in 19 14. FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN SULLIVAN MEMORIAL BOWERY AND DELANCEY STREET ARTIST THOMAS LAMB A shaft of granite 10 feet 8 inches high and about 3 feet square, with large ball at top. Against the shaft are placed four small basins. On west face is a bronze shield on which is the following INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF MY FRIEND TIMOTHY P. SULLIVAN JOHN J. WHITE HE WHO LIVES IN THE HEARTS OF HIS FRIENDS IS NOT DEAD Given to the City in 191 1. WIRELESS OPERATORS' FOUNTAIN BATTERY PARK NEAR BARGE OFFICE ARTISTS HEWITT AND BOTTOMLEY It consists of a low broad basin behind which is a ceno- taph decorated with a garland at the top. It is flanked by two stone seats. All constructed of granite. SIGNED: HEWITT AND BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECTS INSCRIPTIONS (on west face) ERECTED IN MEMORY OF WIRELESS OPERATORS LOST AT SEA AT THE POST OF DUTY 10 £ < H £ P >< o O H fe hJ o S <! to o CM & H H w O O W en <. pq pq C O 0< z H w < fti Ph H 2 O H en W > Q W tn W « W W O Pi. J w P4 FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN Below this, and on the north, east and south faces, are inscribed the names of a number of wireless operators, with dates and places of death. Given to the City in 1915. See illustration facing page 10. WOMAN'S HEALTH PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND Il6TH STREET ARTIST BRUNO LOUIS ZIMM 1875- A small basin with band ornament, mounted on three steps, and resting against a stone stele on which is carved in high relief two female figures holding a lamp. On each side are stone seats. Executed in pink Tennessee marble. On central panel is the following INSCRIPTION ERECTED BY THE woman's HEALTH PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY TO COMMEMORATE ITS TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR OF ACTIVITY ON BEHALF OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH 1884 I909 MARY E. TRAUTMANN, PRESIDENT ESTHER HERRMAN FRANCIS STIEBEL HELENE S. BELL ANNA C. HOLT Over the seats are inscribed the names of the Directors of the Association. Given to the City in 19 10. 11 FOUNTAINS— BOROUGH OF RICHMOND BARRETT MEMORIAL SOUTHEAST OF BOROUGH HALL ARTIST SHERRY E. FRY, A.N.A 1879- It consists of an ideal male figure of heroic size in bronze, partly draped, with outstretched right arm, and left hand holding a shield and spear, mounted on a base of Tennessee marble of triangular form. In front is a large oval basin with a jet fountain, and in the rear a small drinking fountain. The lower part of the front of the basin is ornamented with low reliefs suggestive of war, on each side of a central circular panel in which is a mask-like face. INSCRIPTIONS MEMORIAL TO MAJOR CLARENCE T. BARRETT ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF 184O — MAJOR CLARENCE T. BARRETT — 1906 A FAITHFUL ACTIVE CITIZEN OF RICHMOND BOROUGH, WHO SERVED WITH DISTINCTION THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR. A DESCENDANT OF COLONEL JAMES BARRETT, COMMANDER AT BATTLE OF CONCORD, APRIL 1775. LOYAL, HONEST, BRAVE AND TRUE Given to the City in 1915. See illustration facing page 12. 12 H 2 <N E> t-i O <j w fa a hJ < P4 < i — i O pq o *=d w H ^ Hi W f* 2: § Pi Pi w w Q H a O H W W ta P4 P4 < m FOUNTAINS — BOROUGH OF RICHMOND PUTNAM MEMORIAL PORT RICHMOND PARK ARTIST VIRGIL W. FULLER 1869- A drinking fountain of Roman stone, with half round bowl, 3 feet in diameter, with carved border, placed against a low stele. On a bronze tablet is the following inscription 1865-1913 IN MEMORY OF EUGENE G. PUTNAM PRINCIPAL FOR 1 7 YEARS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL 20, PRESENTED BY HIS FRIENDS IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY. Given to the City in 191 5. 13 GLASS GLASS— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX YOUNG MEMORIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL 52 AUDITORIUM ARTISTS J. AND R. LAMB A stained glass window in two panels representing the Acropolis at Athens and landscape. A memorial to Dr. Young (1865-19 1 8), Principal of School from 1914 to 1918. inscriptions TO live in the hearts of those we leave behind IS NOT to die in memoriam a tribute from dr. frank alfred young his teachers, pupils and 191 9 FRIENDS Given to the City in 1919. 17 GLASS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN ERASMUS HALL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ERASMUS WINDOW ARTISTS CHURCH GLASS AND DECORATING COMPANY A window about 15 feet by 15 feet in painted glass, con- sisting of 39 panels, 21 of which are figure pieces representing scenes in the life of Erasmus, as follows: Left-hand side ERASMUS A PUPIL IN THE SCHOOL OF THE BROTHERS OF THE COMMON LIFE AT DEVENTER, 1 478 Centre Right-hand side ERASMUS PREPARING ADMITTED BACHELOR HIS TRANSLATION AND DOCTOR AT OF THE NEW TESTA- CAMBRIDGE AND MENT INTO GREEK OXFORD 1513 1506 ERASMUS AT PARIS INSTRUCTING SEV- ERAL ENGLISHMEN, 1492 TEACHING YOUNG ENGLISHMEN AND WOMEN GREEK 1513 VISITING ITALY AND BEING MADE DOCTOR OF THEOL- OGY AT PADUA 1506 PRESENTATION TO KING HENRY VII BY SIR THOMAS MOORE AND LORD MOUNTJOY PERSONIFICATION OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES Given to the City in 19 12. See illustration facing page 18. making the acquaintance of colet, dean of st. Paul's 1497 18 ERASMUS HIGH SCHOOL WINDOW BY CHURCH GLASS AND DECORATING CO. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 8 GLASS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN ERASMUS HALL— CONTINUED LIBRARY MEMORIAL TO WALTER B. GUNNISON 1864-1916 ARTISTS THE TIFFANY STUDIOS A group of 10 panels in opalescent, plated and painted glass. The central panel shows a female figure crowned, holding an open book, and standing before a throne. On the two sides are representations of an exedra and landscape. Over the central figure is the following inscription in memoriam walter balfour gunnison, ph.d. first principal of erasmus hall high school (1896-19 I 6) Given to the City in 191 9. GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM ARTIST M. T. LAMB Two stained glass windows forming one group. In left window a robed angel is represented holding a torch in right hand and an open book in left. In right window a similar figure is shown, carrying a palm branch in right hand, and a sphere in left. inscriptions knowledge wisdom given by in commemoration of the the alumnae to the school twenty-fifth anniversary of its opening Given to the City in 19 14. See illustration facing page 20. 19 GLASS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN CxIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL— CONTINUED HALL MEMORIAL TO CALVIN PATTERSON ' i 847- i 902 ARTIST THE TIFFANY STUDIOS A window erected at end of first story hall. It consists of two figures representing Alcuin, the great teacher of the ninth century, demonstrating to Charlemagne, the great ruler, the correct method of ascertaining the date of Easter. inscription calvin patterson principal girls' high school 1887-I902 Given to the City in 1902. PUBLIC SCHOOL No. 85, AUDITORIUM STORY MEMORIAL ARTIST FREDERICK STYMETZ LAMB 1863- A window consisting of three panels, representing a rural scene, and intended to exemplify the words of the Twenty- third Psalm: "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters." A memorial to Alice H. Story (1867-1912), Principal of Primary Department, 1894-1912. On plate below is the INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF ALICE H. STORY Given to the City in 1913. See illustration facing page 22. 20 GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL WINDOWS BY M. T. LAMB FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 1 9 GLASS— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL MAIN CORRIDOR, FIRST STORY, WEST END FORD MEMORIAL ARTISTS d'ascenzo STUDIOS An opalescent glass window designated Knowledge. It represents a young girl carrying a book, behind whom stands an angel holding a torch. In a panel is the following INSCRIPTION THE LIGHT THAT SHINETH MORE AND MORE UNTO THE PERFECT DAY IN LOVING MEMORY OF JESSIE FRANCES FORD CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 1897-I916 Given to the City in 191 8. MAIN CORRIDOR, FIRST STORY, EAST END BOURNE AND WADLEIGH MEMORIAL ARTISTS SPIERO-LEDERLE CO. An opalescent glass window designated Faith. It represents a draped female figure holding in her right hand a sword, and in her left a lamp. In a panel, is the following inscription in honor of lydia f. wadleigh and susan bourne this window was presented to the wadleigh high school lydia f. wadleigh asso. and the classes of i909 Given to the City in 1909. 21 GLASS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL— CONTINUED SECOND STORY VICTOR HUGO ARTIST THE GORHAM COMPANY The Goethe window originally placed in first story (described page 102 of Volume I of the Catalogue of Works of Art belonging to the City of New York) has been placed at the west end of the second story corridor and now forms the left division of a double window. In the right division is placed a corresponding window in the center of which is a full face portrait. At the top of the window are inscribed the words Victor Hugo. inscription presented to THE WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL BY THE CLASSES OF 1908 Given to the City in 1908. 22 o Q 5 < O w O c/2 MONUMENTS MONUMENTS— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX HUDSON MEMORIAL COLUMN WEST 227TH STREET — SPUYTEN DUYVIL ARTISTS BABB, COOK AND WELCH A Roman Doric Column, 80 feet high, of Milford granite, set on a rectangular pedestal 20 feet high. On the capital of column is a high pedestal on which it was intended to erect a bronze statue of Henry Hudson for which a model was made by Karl Bitter, N.A. ; and on the north and south faces of the pedestal are incised panels intended for bronze reliefs to be executed by H. M. Shrady, A.N.A. None of this bronze work had been installed on 31st of December, 1919. Given to the City in 1909. SPANISH WAR MONUMENT I37TH STREET AND THIRD AVENUE ARTIST ALBERT E. DAVIS A Roman Doric Column of polished granite, 19 feet high; mounted on an 8 foot plinth, and surmounted by a rectan- gular block supporting a sphere. On base is a replica of the McKinley Square Tablet described later; below which is the following inscription to the brave men of bronx borough who gave their lives for their country in the war with spain this memorial is dedicated A. D. I919 Given to the City in 1919. 25 MONUMENTS — BOROUGH OF THE BRONX WORLD WAR MONUMENT I39TH STREET AND THIRD AVENUE ARTISTS HAROLD M. BOWDOIN, ARCHITECT 1876- MENCONI BROTHERS, SCULPTORS A column of the Doric Greek order, in granite, 22 feet high, raised on a 6 foot plinth and step, and surmounted by a block on which is an eagle. INSCRIPTIONS (south side) TO THE HONORED DEAD WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR MCMXVII-MCMXIX ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEM AND THEIR PATRIOTISM BY THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS OF LOCAL BOARD NUMBER TWO NEW YORK CITY On the other sides are inscribed 58 names. Given to the City in 1919. 26 o CO H CO O CO I— I a. w H (* Q PP « o H MONUMENTS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN PRISON SHIP MARTYRS MONUMENT FORT GREENE PARK ARTIST STANFORD WHITE I 853-I 906 Approached from Myrtle Avenue by an impressive flight of one hundred granite steps, 80 feet wide, broken by two wide platforms, is a paved terrace about 250 feet square on each corner of which is part of a shaft of a Doric Greek column in granite, against which is a bronze eagle designed by Adolph A. Weinman, N.A. The monument is of granite and consists of two low plat- forms on which stands a colossal Doric Greek column 114 feet high and 17 feet 6 inches in diameter at its base; with abacus decorated on faces with a Greek fret. On this is an octagonal base, 6 feet high, on which stands a bronze tripod, 18 feet 9 inches high. The top of the column is reached by stairs approached through a simple bronze door in the base of the column. On its face is the following INSCRIPTION 1776 THE PRISON SHIP MARTYRS MONUMENT I908 27 MONUMENTS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN PRISON SHIP MARTYRS MONUMENT— CONTINUED On the lower platform of the grand stairway is the entrance to a vault over which is inserted a slab of brown sandstone on which is the following INSCRIPTION IN THE NAME OF THE SPIRITS OF THE DEPARTED FREE SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THAT POR- TION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN, SOLDIERS & CITIZENS WHO PERISHED IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY & THEIR COUNTRY ON BOARD THE PRISON SHIPS OF THE BRITISH (DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR) AT THE WALL-ABOUT. THIS IS THE CORNER STONE OF THE VAULT WHICH CONTAINS THEIR RELICS. ERECTED BY THE TAMMANY SOCIETY OR COLUMBIAN ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. THE GROUND FOR WHICH WAS BESTOWED BY JOHN JACKSON NASSAU ISLAND, SEASON OF BLOSSOMS YEAR OF DISCOVERY, THE 316TH OF THE INSTITUTION THE IO/TH AND OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE THE 32ND APRIL THE 6TH, 1808. JACOB VANDERVOORT JOHN JACKSON BURDET STRYKER ISSACHAR COZZENS ROBERT TOWNSEND BENJAMIN WATSON SAMUEL COWDRY WILLIAM AND DAVID CAMPBELL, BUILDERS. Completed in 1908 and erected at the expense of the Gov- ernments of the United States, of the State of New York, of the City of New York, and of private citizens and patriotic societies. See illustration facing page 26. 28 WALL-ABOUT COMMITTEE MONUMENTS— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN MAINE MONUMENT COLUMBUS CIRCLE ARTISTS H. VAN BUREN MAGONIGLE, ARCHITECT 1867- ATTILIO PICCIRILLI, A.N.A., SCULPTOR 1 866- This memorial takes the form of a monumental entrance to Central Park. Constructed of marble unless otherwise stated. In the centre is a pylon of marble, with granite base, 43 feet 6 inches high, and about 12 feet square at the base. On a plinth above this stands a group in bronze, about 15 feet high. This central pylon is placed between two broad roadways, on the sides of which are entrances for foot passengers flanked by smaller pylons about 12 feet in height and 9 feet square at the base, with stone seats. The small pylons are decorated with maritime symbols in low relief. On the south side of the central pylon is a large basin in which is placed the representation of the prow of a wooden battle ship on which stands a sculptured group of heroic size consisting of a central robed female figure with outstretched arms representing peace. On her right, seated at her feet, is a nude female embracing a weeping boy, repre- senting fortitude. On the north side is a group of heroic size consisting of a robed female with uplifted hands and closed eyes represent- ing justice. On her right, seated at her feet, is a nude male holding a bronze sword in his uplifted right hand. On her left is a hajf nude female reading from a tablet, repre- senting HISTORY. On the east side is a colossal nude figure of a reclining youth symbolizing the Atlantic; and on the west side, a corresponding colossal nude figure of a reclining elderly man with flowing beard symbolizing the pacific. 29 MONUMENTS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN MAINE MONUMENT— CONTINUED On the top of the central pylon is a colossal group in bronze representing a robed female standing in a shell drawn by three sea-horses, symbolizing Columbia triumphant. On the central pylon are the following INSCRIPTIONS Oh the east and west sides are inscribed the names of those who lost their lives in the sinking of the battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana, February 15, 1898. On the south side TO VALIANT SEAMEN WHO PERISHED IN THE MAINE BY FATE UNWARNED IN DEATH UNAFRAID MDCCCXCVIII MCMXII On the north side TO THE FREEMEN WHO DIED IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN THAT OTHERS MIGHT BE FREE MDCCCXCVIII MCMXII On the pedestal of the north sculptured group is inscribed ERECTED THROUGH PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION BY NATIONAL MAINE MONUMENT COMMITTEE JAMES GRANT WILSON, CHAIRMAN WILLIAM R. HEARST GEORGE F. SHRADY JOHN W. KELLER J. EDWARD SIMMONS Given to the City in 1913. 3° MONUMENTS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN REVOLUTIONARY CANNON BATTERY PARK, NEAR BARGE OFFICE A revolutionary iron cannon 50 inches long with bore 2Y2 inches; mounted on a granite base. On the face of the base, on a bronze tablet, is the following INSCRIPTION THIS ANCIENT CANNON WAS EXHUMED IN 1 892 ON THE SITE OF NO. 55 BROADWAY ON THE CORNER OF EXCHANGE ALLEY OR "THE HIGHWAY LEADING TO THE FORTIFICATION CALLED OYSTER PASTY" 1695-1783 PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK BY WILLIAM HENRY MAIRS PLACED HERE BY THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY HISTORY CLUB I9I4 Given to the City in 1914. 31 MONUMENTS— BOROUGH OF RICHMOND SPANISH WAR MONUMENT ST. GEORGE ARTIST ALLEN G. NEWMAN 1875- A bronze figure of heroic size, representing a soldier march- ing at ease; hence commonly called The Hiker. It is erected on the esplanade northeast of the Borough Hall, and stands on a granite pedestal about 8 feet high. This stone was part of an old gun foundation which accounts for the hole in the back. Given to the City in 1916. 32 MURAL PAINTINGS, ETC. MURAL PAINTINGS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BIRTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION EASTERN DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL ARTIST FREDERICK LINCOLN STODDARD l86l- Three allegorical paintings in oil, 8 feet by 12 feet, placed in adjacent panels on walls of Keap Street entrance. Left panel THE GIFT OF FIRE On cliffs in background is shown Prometheus bound to a rock. In foreground are depicted the nude figures of a man and woman reaching forward to enlightenment repre- sented by a flame, the animal world being represented by a snarling tiger. Central panel THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION In foreground a peaceful lion is shown wreathed with flowers by a babe held by its half clothed mother on the right, while the father on the left holds a piece of rough pot- tery. In the centre background the spirit of light approaches in the form of a female figure draped in white, carrying a lighted lamp. Right panel THE BIRTH OF THE ALPHABET Two warriors in background. In foreground a half draped man cutting with a spearhead the Greek letter delta on surface of a rock. Given to the City in 1915. See illustration facing page 34. 35 MURAL PAINTINGS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN COMMERCE, ANCIENT AND MODERN COMMERCIAL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ARTIST A. BOGDANOVE 1887- Two allegorical paintings in oil, 14 feet by 17 feet. ANCIENT COMMERCE In foreground slaves are shown displaying merchandise to prospective purchasers. In background ancient ships are indicated on the shore of the sea, with fishing vessels in the far distance, and a camel caravan on the beach. See illustration facing page 36. MODERN COMMERCE In foreground laborers are shown on the sea-shore handling a bale of goods. In the near distance modern ocean steamers are depicted. The background represents the harbour of New York City, with a battleship in the middle distance, and the Brooklyn Bridge in the far distance. Given to the City in 191 9. WASHINGTON BEFORE THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL NO. 5 ARTIST FREDERICK STYMETZ LAMB 1863- Three panels, 8 feet 8 inches high, painted in oil, repre- senting Washington and his officers in the intrenchments before the Battle of Long Island. The centre panel, 16 feet wide, represents Washington examining a map, with six 36 o CO ri o w o >=H w t* § > w s o * < R O 2 o H o 2 s W < ID i — i o a 2 (4 o <d fa MURAL PAINTINGS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN officers surrounding him; to the right a sentry stands at attention by a cannon. The left panel, 7 feet wide, repre- sents three soldiers and an officer standing by a cannon. The right panel of same width represents three soldiers, an officer and a drummer boy. On adjacent wall panels are the fol- lowing INSCRIPTIONS (left panel) (right panel) THE THE CONFERENCE FORTIFICATION BETWEEN ON THE HEIGHT WASHINGTON BEFORE AND HIS THE BATTLE OFFICERS OF IN LONG ISLAND Given to the City in 191 1. 37 MURAL PAINTINGS, ETC.— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN "AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?" BOARD OF EDUCATION BUILDING ARTIST J. C. DOLLMAN A painting in oil depicting the misery of the unemployed. It represents a bench on the Thames embankment on which are sleeping, under the glare of an electric light, five men and a woman with her babe. Intended by the donor to illustrate the necessity of industrial education. Height 48 in. ; width 72 in. Given to the City in 191 1. DE WITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL MURAL PAINTING IN ENTRANCE HALL ARTIST JAY VAN EVEREN Three lunettes painted in oil. The artist intended, through the morning sky and flowers, to typify the Spring time or morning of youth. The central lunette shows in centre a youth holding a roll on which is the word Veritas. On each side of him is a seated youth. The smaller lunettes show birds and woodland. Given to the City in 1916. 38 ic f* I — I Pi w w p— I o w MURAL PAINTINGS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN DUTCH AND INDIANS TRADING WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ARTIST ROBERT K. RYLAND 1873- A mural decoration in oil depicting two Dutch traders, who have landed from a boat, bargaining with two Indian braves for pelts and corn. In front of them are two Indian women, and a young girl, examining cloth and jewelry. Given to the City in 191 7. MILITARY ENGINEERING TWENTY-SECOND REGIMENT ARMORY STAIRWAY ARTIST RALPH T. WILLIS Three panels, each 28 feet by 5 feet 6 inches, representing work of army engineering in course of construction; and eight small panels of conventional design, displaying shields, on which are engineering symbols. Purchased by the City in 19 13. See illustration facing page 38. 39 PORTRAITS PORTRAITS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN FREDERIC A. WARD JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, NOVEMBER I898-JANUARY 1 899 JUSTICES' CHAMBERS, COUNTY COURT HOUSE ARTIST JOHN W. ALEXANDER, N.A. 1856-I915 A half-length portrait in oil. Subject is shown seated with left side towards observer, left arm resting on arm of chair, holding a closed book in hand. Given to the City in 1914. 43 PORTRAITS— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN STEPHEN GROVER CLEVELAND 1837-1908 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1 885-89; 1 893-97 CITY HALL ARTIST EASTMAN JOHNSON, N.A. I 8 24- I 906 A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is shown seated close to a table with right hand resting on a docu- ment, and left hand on arm of chair. Height, 60 in.; width, 42 in. Signed E. J. Given to City in 1912. See illustration facing page 44. ALFRED GEORGE COMPTON 1835-1913 professor in college of city of new york 1853-1911 city college, tower room ARTIST GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON l86l- A full-length portrait in oil. Subject is represented seated with legs crossed, left hand on left knee, right arm resting on back of chair; with eye-glasses in hand. Height, 55 in.; width, 35 in. Painted in 1905. 44 STEPHEN GROVER CLEVELAND BY EASTMAN JOHNSON, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 44 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN ROBERT OGDEN DOREMUS i 824- i 906 PROFESSOR IN COLLEGE OF CITY OF NEW YORK, 1852-I902 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON l86l- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is repre- sented in academic cap and gown seated in high-backed chair with right arm resting on its arm. Height, 55 in.; width, 393^2 m - Painted in 1903. See illustration facing page 46. PHILIP WANTON ENGS FIRE ALARM HEADQUARTERS ARTIST UNKNOWN A three-quarter length portrait in oil. INSCRIPTIONS BLESSED BE HEAVEN THERE IS HERE AND THERE A MAN BORN WHO LOVES TRUTH AS TRUTH SHOULD BE LOVED, WITH ALL HIS HEART AND ALL HIS SOUL, AND HATES UNTRUTH WITH A CORRESPONDING HATRED. CARLYLE PHILIP WANTON ENGS ASSISTANT ENGINEER 1824-1833 COMMISSIONER 1865-1867 PRESENTED TO THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT BY HIS GRANDSON EDWARD LAWTON SNYDER Given to the City in 191 1. 45 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN JOHN HUSTON FINLEY 1863- PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF CITY OF NEW YORK, I 903-I 913 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST SAMUEL JOHNSON WOOLF l880- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject, in academic robe without cap, is shown standing, with extended right hand holding a small book, and left hand in pocket of coat. Height, 63 in.; width, 42^ in. Painted in 1905. FRANK T. FITZGERALD 1857-1907 SURROGATE, NEW YORK COUNTY 1893-I907 HALL OF RECORDS ARTIST JOHN W. ALEXANDER, N.A. I856-I915 A half-length portrait in oil, representing subject in full official robes seated by a table on which he rests left arm. Height, 36 in.; width, 54 in. Given to the City in 1909. 46 ROBERT OGDEN DOREMUS BY GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 45 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN WILLIAM J. GAYNOR 1851-1913 MAYOR OF GREATER NEW YORK, I9IO-I913 CITY HALL ARTIST J. CAMPBELL PHILLIPS 1873- A three-quarter portrait in oil. The subject is shown standing with thumbs of hands in trousers' pockets. Height, 39 in. ; width, 29 in. Purchased by the City in 1913. See illustration facing page 48. CHARLES GEORGE HERBERMANN 1 840-1 916 PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, I 869-1 91 6 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST VICTOR DAVID HECHT 1873- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is shown wearing white waistcoat and white tie, seated with hands folded in front. Height, 49 in.; width, 35 in. Painted in 191 1. 47 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN HENRY PHELPS JOHNSTON 1842- PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 1879-I916 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST EDWIN B. CHILD 1 868- A half-length portrait in oil. Subject shown seated, wearing spectacles; only upper half of left hand shown. Height, 30 in.; width, 25 in. HENRY M. LEIPZIGER 1854-1917 SUPERVISOR OF FREE LECTURES, NEW YORK CITY CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST A. ROMES A full-length portrait in oil. Subject, with heavy beard and wearing white cravat, is shown seated with both arms resting on arms of chair, left hand holding a roll of paper. Height, 47 in.; width, 33^2 in- Painted in 1908. 48 WILLIAM J. GAYNOR BY J. CAMPBELL PHILLIPS FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 47 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN JOHN McCOMB, Jr. i 763-1 853 architect of the new york city hall city hall ARTIST SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N.A. I783-1867 A half-length portrait in oil. Subject wearing black coat and white stock, is seated in a chair upholstered in crimson. He holds in right hand a plan of the City Hall, and in background is shown a view of east wing of the building. Height, 31 in. ; width, 26 in. Purchased by the City in 1916. See illustration facing page 50. DANIEL GUSTAVUS ROLLINS 1 842-1 897 SURROGATE, NEW YORK COUNTY, 1882-1887 HALL OF RECORDS, surrogate's COURT ARTIST JOHN W. ALEXANDER, N.A. I856-1915 A half-length portrait in oil. Subject is seated, and is represented in judicial robes, showing left side of face in profile. Right hand is extended resting on arm of chair; lower part of left hand is hidden by table. Height, 36 in.; width, 54 in. Given to the City in 1909. 49 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN EDWARD MORSE SHEPARD i 850-1 91 i CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF COLLEGE OF CITY OF NEW YORK, I904-I9II CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST J. REDDING KELLY 1873- COPY OF PAINTING BY FERRARIS A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is rep- resented seated in arm chair facing to right, but with head turned towards observer, and with arms folded across breast. Height, 41 in.; width, 33 in. Given to the City in 1912. ABNER C. THOMAS 1 844-1 91 1 SURROGATE, NEW YORK COUNTY, 19OO-I9II HALL OF RECORDS, SURROGATE'S COURT ARTIST S. SEYMOUR THOMAS 1 868- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is rep- resented in judicial robes, seated in leather-backed chair, with right hand holding a paper, left elbow resting on table covered with books and papers, left hand held against face. Height, 40 in.; width, 49 in. Given to City in 1913. 5° JOHN McCOMB, Jr. BY SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 49 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN FITZ GERALD TISDALL i 839-191 5 PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, I 879-I9I 5 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON l86l- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject, with white side-whiskers and mustache, is represented in academic cap and gown, over evening dress, with white waistcoat and tie, standing by table on which he rests right hand, left hand being held to side. Height, 55 in.; width, 39 in. Painted in 1910. ALEXANDER SEWARD WEBB 1 836-191 1 PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 187O-I902 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON l86l- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject, with flowing white beard, is represented in academic robe seated by table on which he rests left hand. In right hand he holds a pen. Height, 55^ in.; width, 45^ in. Painted in 1902. See illustration facing page 52. 51 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN ADOLPH WERNER 1838-1919 PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 186I-I915 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST LOUIS LOEB, N.A. I 866-1 909 A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is rep- resented standing by a table on which he rests his right hand grasping a book. Height, 50 in.; width, 37 in. Painted in 1907. GENERAL GEORGE W. WINGATE 1840- PUBLIC SCHOOL NO. 40 ARTIST DAVID ANTHONY TANSZKY 1878- A three-quarter length portrait. Subject, with bald head and pointed grey beard, is represented seated with left hand and right elbow resting on chair arms, and holding spectacles in right hand. Height, 50 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the City in 1915. 52 ALEXANDER SEWARD WEBB BY GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 5 1 PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN SOLOMON WOOLF 1840-1911 PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 1877-1903 CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM ARTIST SAMUEL JOHNSON WOOLF 1880- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is seated in a wicker chair with hands folded, and overcoat thrown over left arm and right knee. Height, 42 in.; width, 32 in. Painted in 1909. See illustration facing page 54. 53 PORTRAITS— BOROUGH OF QUEENS RUPERT B. THOMAS 1867- MEMBER OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1907-I917 FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ARTIST EDWIN B. CHILD 1 868- A three-quarter length portrait in oil. Subject is shown seated in heavy chair on each arm of which he rests an ex- tended hand. On a tablet on frame is the following INSCRIPTION RUPERT B. THOMAS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION I907-I9 — WHOSE ZEALOUS, ENERGETIC AND DEVOTED LABORS WERE LARGELY INSTRUMENTAL IN SECURING THIS BUILDING PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL BY THE CITIZENS OF FLUSHING AND VICINITY Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the City in 1915. 54 SOLOMON WOOLF BY SAMUEL JOHNSON WOOLF FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 53 SCULPTURE SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX LOUIS J. HEINTZ 1861-1893 GRAND CONCOURSE BETWEEN 162ND AND 163RD STREETS ARTISTS PIERRE FIETU, SCULPTOR WILLIAM WELLES BOSWORTH, A.N. A., ARCHITECT 1869- A portrait statue in bronze, of heroic size, placed on a granite pedestal, in front of which is standing a draped female in bronze designated Fame, represented as drawing the inscription on the pedestal, and holding a palm branch in left hand. INSCRIPTION LOUIS J. HEINTZ TO COMMEMORATE THE FOUNDING OF THE PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY OF THE BRONX Given to the City in 1909. JUSTICE BRONX BOROUGH COURT HOUSE ARTIST G. E. ROINE, SCULPTOR A statue in Tennessee marble placed over main entrance on south facade. It consists of a draped seated female figure, of heroic size, with a crown of leaves in hair, sup- porting with right hand a large sword, and holding with left hand a book which rests on seat. Purchased by the City in 19 10. 57 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF THE BRONX EDGAR ALLAN POE i 809-1 849 POE PARK, KINGSBRIDGE ROAD ARTIST EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N.A 1 868- A bronze bust of heroic size on a pedestal of marble 5 feet high. (Bust temporarily placed for safekeeping in Poe Memorial Cottage.) INSCRIPTION EDGAR ALLAN POE I 809-I 849 IN A COTTAGE OPPOSITE THIS SITE THE POET AND AUTHOR LIVED I 846- I 849 ERECTED BY THE BRONX SOCIETY OF ARTS & SCIENCES JANUARY 19, I909 Given to the City in 1909. See illustration facing page 58. 58 POE BUST BY EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N. A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 58 SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BEDFORD PARK WAR MEMORIAL ARTIST EDWIN H. DENBY 1873- A monument in limestone, 9 feet 3 inches high by 4 feet 6 inches wide, mounted on two granite steps. The upper part consists of a panel framed with a Greek fret, below which is a shallow shelf supported by brackets enclosing a second panel. On the upper panel are inscribed six names. On the lower panel is the following INSCRIPTION IN LOVING MEMORY TO THOSE BRAVE MEN OF THIS VICINITY WHO IN 1917 AND I918 TOOK UP ARMS IN WAR AND DIED THAT FREEDOM MIGHT LIVE THEIR NEIGHBORS THROUGH THE ALBANY HEIGHTS PATRIOTIC LEAGUE ERECT THIS MONUMENT ANNO DOMINI MDCCCCXIX Given to the City in 191 9. BROOKLYN INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MUSEUM BUILDING, EASTERN PARKWAY CENTRAL PEDIMENT ARTISTS DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A. 185O- ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A. 187O- A group of eight figures of heroic size in Indiana lime- stone; two in the centre representing arts and sciences; 59 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE— CONTINUED those on the left of the central group representing sculp- ture, painting and architecture; those on the right rep- resenting geology, astronomy and biology. A peacock is at the extreme left, and a sphinx at the extreme right. Purchased by the City in 1913. STATUES ON ATTIC All erected in Indiana limestone in colossal size. Purchased by the City in 1909. FRONT On left of pediment, from right to left. ARTIST CHARLES KECK 1875- MOHAMMED A male figure heavily robed and wearing turban, resting right hand on hilt of great sword, and holding large tablet against breast, on which is an Arabic inscription which trans- lated reads: ALLAH IS GOD, MOHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET See illustration facing page 60. 60 MOHAMMED BY CHARLES KECK FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 60 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED ARTIST H. AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN, A.N.A 1872- Hebrew Apostle A heavily draped male figure, holding in right hand an enormous sword, and in left hand a heavy bound book. Hebrew Prophet A heavily draped male figure, with long hair and beard, bald head uncovered, right hand held to the mouth, left arm entirely covered by robe. Hebrew Psalmist A heavily draped figure of a youth, with robe thrown over head, and with mouth open as in singing. In right hand he holds a lyre, and in left carries a shepherd's crook with a sling at top. See illustration facing page 62. Hebrew Law A fully draped female figure with robe thrown over head. Her right hand is extended, and in left she holds a tablet. ARTIST JANET SCUDDER, A.N.A 1873- Japanese Art A female figure in Japanese costume with elaborate head dress, carrying a mirror in uplifted right hand; left hand resting on a large sword. 61 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED ARTIST KARL BITTER, N.A. I 868-I915 Chinese Law A fully robed male figure representing a Chinese sage, wearing cap, and with braid of hair falling over right shoulder, and holding a gem in right hand. Chinese Art A fully robed female figure, crowned, holding in right hand a chrysanthemum flower, and in left a small vase. Chinese Religion A priest, elaborately robed, with long beard and bare head, and hands outstretched as in blessing. Chinese Philosophy A male figure in heavy simple robe, with uncovered bald head, holding a string of beads in right hand, left hand being extended in the gesture of a lecturer. FRONT On right of pediment, left to right. ARTIST DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A. 1850- Greek Epic Poetry A male figure robed, wearing a skull cap, with breast and arm exposed, and holding a thick mass of manuscript in left hand, right hand extended. 62 HEBREW PSALMIST BY H. AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN, A.N. A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 6l SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED Greek Lyric Poetry A draped female figure with chaplet of laurel in hair. Left shoulder and breast exposed, holding in right hand a lamp, and in left a harp. ARTIST GEORGE T. BREWSTER 1 862- Greek Dramatic Art A fully draped female figure holding a large mask in each hand. Greek Law Giver A male figure, bald and of serious mien, draped in a heavy robe, with right arm and breast bare and hands clasped, left hand holding a half-open scroll. ARTIST KENYON COX, N.A. 1856-I919 Greek Science A draped female figure, holding in left hand a globe which she is marking with a stylus held in right hand. ARTIST DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A. 185O- Greek Religion A fully draped female figure wearing a helmet, and with breastplate of armor, carrying a shield on left arm, and hold- ing in right hand a small winged sphinx. 63 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED ARTIST HERBERT ADAMS, N.A. 1858- Greek Philosophy A heavily robed male figure, with right arm and shoulder bare, and head bent forward in an attitude of contemplation, Greek Architecture A draped female figure, holding in extended right hand a craftsman's square, and in raised left hand the upper part of an Ionic column. Greek Sculpture A draped female figure with laurel wreath in hair, holding in raised right hand a small torso, and in extended left hand a hammer and cutting tools. See illustration facing page 64. Greek Oratory A draped male figure, with laurel wreath in hair, holding a scroll in left hand, and right hand extended in the gesture of a speaker. STATUES ON EAST ELEVATION From left to right ARTIST EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N. A 1 868- Persian Philosophy A male figure of thoughtful mien, dressed in archaic robe, with Persian beard, and holding in left hand a flaming lamp. 64 GREEK SCULPTURE BY HERBERT ADAMS, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 64 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED ARTIST EDWARD C. POTTER, N.A. 1857- Indian Philosophy A half-nude male figure, with bald head, carrying a scroll in right hand and a long staff in left. ARTIST ATTILIO PICCIRILLI, A.N.A. 1 866- Indian Literature A half-nude female figure, with closed eyes, richly garbed and jewelled, clasping left breast with left hand, and holding in right hand a long stemmed lotus flower. Indian Law Giver A male figure swathed in heavy robe, and wearing a tur- ban, with hands drawn together on breast, and holding a scroll tightly in left hand. See illustration facing page 66. artist edward c. potter, n.a. 1857- Indian Religion A male figure in heavy robe, wearing turban-like head band, with right arm and shoulder nude, carrying in right hand a disk, and in left two closed lotus blossoms. 65 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BROOKLYN INSTITUTE STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED STATUES ON WEST ELEVATION From left to right ARTIST JOHN GELERT 1852- Roman Law Giver A male figure in Roman toga, holding in both hands an open scroll on which is inscribed p. p. SVVM CVIQVE Roman Statesman A male figure, in Roman toga, holding a closed scroll in left hand, and in right hand an open scroll from which he is reading. Roman Emperor A male figure in highly decorated armor, with wreath on head, and Imperial Staff in left hand. Roman Orator A figure of a young man, in Roman toga, holding a scroll in left hand, and extending right hand in gesture. artist C. A. HEBER 1874- Roman Lyric Poetry A female figure, partly nude, with laurel wreath on head, and holding an unfolded scroll in right hand, left hand grasp- ing robe at shoulder. 66 /***v INDIAN LAW GIVER BY ATTILIO PICCIRILLI, A.N. A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 65 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN EAGLES SHORE ROAD BRIDGE ARTIST FRANK J. HELMLE, ARCHITECT 187O- ROCHETTE AND PARZINI, SCULPTORS Eagles of heroic size in granite; placed on top of each of eight piers of bridge at crossing of First Avenue over Shore Road. Purchased by the City in 191 2. EDWARD GRIEG 1 843-1 907 NORWEGIAN COMPOSER PROSPECT PARK, FLOWER GARDEN ARTIST SIGVALD ASBJORNSEN 1867- A bronze bust 3 feet high, placed on a granite pedestal 9 feet high. INSCRIPTION GRIEG PRESENTED TO THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BY THE NORWEGIAN SOCIETIES I914 Given to the City in 1914. 67 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 1757-1834 MAJOR GENERAL IN COLONIAL ARMY, 1777-1781 PROSPECT PARK, NINTH STREET ENTRANCE ARTISTS HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT 1 866- DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A., SCULPTOR 185O- A bronze tablet 9 feet by 11 feet, showing Lafayette in heroic size in high relief, in Colonial uniform, standing with sword in hand against his charger whose bridle is held by a negro. This is mounted on an architectural background and is set in a broad exedra, all of granite. On each side of the stone base is carved a double laurel leaf. Cut on the stone beneath the tablet is the following inscription the marquis de lafayette this monument was erected and presented by henry harteau a distinguished citizen of brooklyn to be an enduring tribute to the memory of one who as friend and companion of the immortal washington fought to establish in our country those vital principles of liberty and human brother- hood which he afterward labored to establish in his own On upper part of back is inscribed THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED AND DEDICATED BY MARSHAL JOFFRE AND M. VIVIANI OF THE FRENCH W r AR COMMISSION MAY 10, I917 Given to the City in 1917. See illustration facing page 68. 68 < |Zi k" H o z 'A w oo W « VO ^H Pq w <; o O < A i-l M O W tn w w p O H H - Eh Z < ^ < w Q < z OS O < z~ o a < pq « Z w i* SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN MANHATTAN BRIDGE APPROACH TWO SCULPTURAL GROUPS ARTIST DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A. I85O- NORTH PYLON BROOKLYN A colossal draped female figure in granite, seated, wearing a civic crown, and holding in left hand a Roman book. At her feet on right are a tree and a nude child reading a book, on left a model of a church and other emblems of art. SOUTH PYLON MANHATTAN A COLOSSAL draped female figure in granite, seated, wearing a castellated crown, with breast plate indicative of defense, and holding in her right hand a winged globe suggestive of dominion and progress, her right foot resting on a treasure box. At her right are emblems of art and material pros- perity, and on her left the prows of three ships representing commerce, and a peacock as a symbol of pride. Purchased by the City in 1916. 69 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN KARL MARIA FRIEDRICH ERNST VON WEBER i 786-1 826 GERMAN COMPOSER PROSPECT PARK, FLOWER GARDEN ARTIST CHESTER BEACH, A.N. A. I88l- A bronze bust of heroic size, mounted on granite pedestal about 8 feet high. INSCRIPTION KARL MARIA VON WEBER PRESENTED TO THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BY THE UNITED GERMAN SINGERS 1ST PRIZE AT THE 22ND NATIONAL SAENGERFEST HELD AT NEW YORK JUNE 22ND I907 Given to the City in 1909. 70 SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN ORESTES AUGUSTUS BROWNSON i 803-1 876 RIVERSIDE PARK, OPPOSITE IO4TH STREET ARTIST SAMUEL J. KITSON I 848-I 906 A colossal bronze bust mounted on a pedestal of polished granite. INSCRIPTION BROWNSON I 803-I 876 PUBLICIST — PHILOSOPHER — PATRIOT HE LOVED GOD, COUNTRY AND TRUTH Given to the City in 1910. WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT 1794-1878 AMERICAN POET AND JOURNALIST WEST SIDE OF NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY ARTISTS HERBERT ADAMS, N.A., SCULPTOR 1858- CARRERE AND HASTINGS, ARCHITECTS A seated statue in bronze of heroic size, on a marble pedestal of rich design, under an architectural canopy of monumental form in marble, which is approached by six steps from the level of Bryant Park. SIGNED: HERBERT ADAMS, SCULPTOR, MCMXI 72 BRYANT MEMORIAL BY HERBERT ADAMS. N.A. AND CARRERE & HASTINGS FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 72 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN INSCRIPTION WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT i 794-1 878 YET LET NO EMPTY GUST OF PASSION FIND AN UTTERANCE IN THY LAY A BLAST THAT WHIRLS THE DUST ALONG THE HOWLING STREET AND DIES AWAY BUT FEELINGS OF CALM POWER AND MIGHTY SWEEP LIKE CURRENTS JOURNEYING THROUGH THE WINDLESS DEEP Given to the City in 1911. See illustrations facing pages 72 and 74. JOHN BURROUGHS 1837-1921 PUBLIC SCHOOL 1 88 AUDITORIUM ARTIST SCIARRINO CARAINO PIETRO A bronze bust of heroic size, placed on a wooden bracket on which is carved JOHN BURROUGHS On the wall below is a small bronze tablet on which is the following INSCRIPTION JOHN BURROUGHS APRIL 3RD, I837- PRESENTED BY THE BURROUGHS NATURE CLUB 1914 "TO UNDERSTAND NATURE IS TO GAIN ONE OF THE GREATEST RESOURCES OF LIFE" Given to the City in 1914. 73 SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 CLAREMONT AVENUE, NORTH OF I22ND STREET ARTIST GUTZON BORGLUM, SCULPTOR 1867- LUDLOW AND PEABODY, ARCHITECTS A colossal portrait statue in bronze, showing subject in military uniform, with arms folded across breast. Erected in a small parkway on a plaza approached from Riverside Drive. It stands on a pedestal of granite 7 feet high, on each side of which is a wall of granite against which are seats. INSCRIPTION BUTTERFIELD 183I-I9OI Given to the City in 191 8. CARRERE MEMORIAL RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND 99TH STREET ARTIST THOMAS HASTINGS, N.A. l860- A memorial to John Merven Carrere, architect, who was killed in an automobile accident. A terrace, two steps above 74 BRYANT STATUE BY HERBERT ADAMS, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 72 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN the sidewalk and approached by a flight of steps from River- side Park, is enclosed by a balustrade of pink Milford gran- ite, in the centre of which is a sculptured panel depicting a drapery on which is the following INSCRIPTION TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN MERVEN CARRERE 1858-I9II Given to the City in 1916. HORACE GREELEY 1811-1872 CITY HALL PARK ARTIST JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A. 183O-I9IO A seated statue of heroic size in bronze, placed on a sim- ple pedestal about 5 feet high, of polished dark granite, on the front of which in raised letters is the INSCRIPTION HORACE GREELEY FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE SIGNED: J. Q. A. WARD, SCULPTOR, 189O, Given to the City in 191 6. 75 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN JOAN OF ARC 1411-1431 RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND 93RD STREET ARTISTS ANNA VAUGHN HYATT, A.N. A., SCULPTOR 1876- JOHN V. VAN PELT, ARCHITECT 1874- Equestrian statue in bronze, about 9 feet high, represent- ing the "Maid of Orleans" in full armor, mounted on a large and heavy charger, and standing in her stirrups with uplifted sword. This is mounted on a granite pedestal 10 feet high decorated with Gothic arches. It stands on a small plaza on two levels, with granite balustrade, and steps between the levels, the plaza being approached from the east by a flight of granite steps. signed: anna VAUGHN hyatt, sculptor JOHN V. VAN PELT, ARCHITECT In gothic letters are the following INSCRIPTION JOAN OF ARC BORN AT DOMREMY, FRANCE JANUARY 6TH, 141 1 BURNED AT THE STAKE AT ROUEN, FRANCE MAY 30TH, 1 43 1 ERECTED BY THE JOAN OF ARC STATUE COMMITTEE IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK I915 Given to the City in 1915. See illustration facing page 76. 76 JOAN OF ARC BY ANNA VAUGHN HYATT, A.N. A. AND JOHN V. VAN PELT FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 76 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN MANHATTAN BRIDGE APPROACH BUFFALO HUNT ARTIST CHARLES CARY RUMSEY 1879- A broad frieze, 6 feet high and about 40 feet long, over western entrance arch; representing in high relief four mounted Indians attacking buffalo in full chase. Purchased by the City in 191 6. SPIRITS OF COMMERCE and INDUSTRIES ARTIST C. A. HEBER 1874- Heroic groups in granite placed over doorways in large piers on each side of great entrance arch, in each case sur- mounted by ornamental decorative composition rising from prow of antique ship. Purchased by the City in 1916. SPIRIT OF COMMERCE On north pier. A standing draped female winged figure with uplifted left arm. Kneeling on her left is a nude female, and on her right a nude male holding in his right hand a hammer, and resting his left hand on a half-covered cogged wheel. SPIRIT OF INDUSTRIES On south pier. A standing nude male winged figure. Kneeling on his right is a half nude female holding a basket containing corn and fruits, and on his left a nude male figure holding a small bale of goods. 77 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING CIVIC FAME ARTIST ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A. 1870- A colossal bronze draped female figure standing on a sphere, with shield on her right arm. In her uplifted right hand she holds a branch of laurel, with which she is also crowned, and in extended left hand a crown. Placed as the finial of the great central tower. Purchased by the City in 1913. DECORATION OF WEST ARCHWAY AND SECOND STORY PANELS ARTIST ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A. 187O- CHAMBERS STREET ARCHWAY Winged figures in heroic size fill the spandrels above the great arch; that on the left a female representing guidance; that on the right a male representing executive power. Over the northerly smaller arch is a broad panel repre- senting civic duty, consisting of a life size female figure holding a scroll. On her left stands a child behind a shield on which are the symbols of the seal of the City. She is approached from her right by a group of four men, and a woman holding a babe and leading a small boy, all in atti- tudes of attention. Above this is a medallion representing progress; in the form of a kneeling nude man of heroic size, holding a torch in right hand and a winged sphere in left. Over the southerly smaller arch is a broad panel repre- senting civic pride, consisting of a life size female figure 78 ENTRANCE TO MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUILDING BY MCKIM, MEAD & WHITE, AND ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 78 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING— CONTINUED on the left, resting against a decorated seat, with her left hand on a horn of plenty held by a small boy. -She is ap- proached from the left by a group of three men, two women and one small girl, who carry emblems indicative of the accom- plishments of the citizens. Above this is a medallion representing prudence in the form of a kneeling half nude woman of heroic size, holding in right hand a mirror, with a serpent coiled around her extended right arm. All executed in granite. See illustrations facing pages 78 and 80. SECOND STORY PANELS REPRESENTING THE VARIED ACTIVITIES OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT All are of life size in granite in low relief. On the south pavilion, on the right of the great archway, they are as follows, reading from left to right. The Comptroller A half nude elderly man holding a book. Water Supply A half nude female holding an inverted water jar on right shoulder. Elections A draped female figure holding a ballot box. Licenses A draped female figure holding a closed scroll. Civil Service A draped female figure holding an open scroll at the top of which appears the symbols of the City seal. 79 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING— CONTINUED Sheriff A draped male figure holding a closed scroll. Records A half nude male figure holding a number of sheets from which he is reading. Accounts A half nude female figure reading from a book on a read- ing desk. Correction A draped male figure holding a sword and ring of keys. Building Inspection A draped female figure holding an open scroll and resting against a Corinthian column. Public Service Commission A draped female figure holding symbols of Commerce and Transportation in right and left hands respectively. Board of Estimate A draped male figure holding a bridle in left hand. On the north pavilion on the left of the great archway duplicate panels are represented in the following order, read- ing from right to left. Board of Estimate Public Service Commission Building Inspection Correction Accounts Records Sheriff Civil Service Water Supply Elections Licenses Comptroller Purchased by the City in 191 2. 80 y™M* <i 5*. ■- ■■■■•* A A PANELS ON ENTRANCE TO MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUILDING BY ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 78 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FIFTH AVENUE AND 4OTH TO 42 ND STREETS ATTIC STORY ABOVE MAIN ENTRANCE ARTIST PAUL W. BARTLETT, N.A. . I865- Six figures of heroic size in full relief in marble. In order from south to north they are: Philosophy A draped figure of an old man with left hand clasping a flowing beard. Romance A draped female figure, with garland in hair, holding a book in right hand, and a bunch of flowers in left. Religion A draped female figure looking heavenward with hands folded over breast. Poetry A draped female figure with laurel leaf garland in hair. Drama A draped female figure with veiled head, carrying a mask in extended right hand and grasping another under left arm. History A draped figure of an old man with arms extended and hands folded, holding a closed book under left arm. See illustration facing page 82. Purchased by the City in 191 5. 81 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY— CONTINUED LIONS ARTIST EDWARD C. POTTER, N.A. 1857- Two colossal lions executed in Tennessee marble; erected on granite pedestals on each side of the main entrance on Fifth Avenue. Purchased by the City in 191 1. PEDIMENTS ON FIFTH AVENUE FACADE ARTIST GEORGE GREY BARNARD 1863- south pavilion The Arts In centre is a sphere beside which two nude heroic figures recline, and on which each rests an arm. The figure on right is a male holding a chisel in right hand and a hammer in left. The figure on left is a female resting right arm on two large books on her raised knee. Executed in marble. Purchased by the City in 1914. 82 HISTORY BY PAUL W. BARTLETT, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 8 1 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY— CONTINUED north pavilion History In centre is an open book on left of which a reclining half nude female figure is inscribing the word life. On right, and resting against and on the book, is a sleeping man in full armor. Both figures are of heroic size, executed in marble. Purchased by the City in 19 15. PYLON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ARTISTS MC KIM, MEAD AND WHITE, ARCHITECTS CHARLES KECK, SCULPTOR 1875- A decorative pylon of granite, 21 feet 9 inches high, sur- mounted by large vase 6 feet high. Erected on City prop- erty at the southeast corner of 116th Street and Broadway. Standing against west face is a female figure in Knoxville marble 11 feet high, fully robed, holding on right arm an open book on which are inscribed the words: (Left-hand page) (Right-hand page) HIC HAEC LABOR quies On the back is the following inscription presented by the class of 189o arts and mines 83 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN CARL SCHURZ 1829-1906 MORNINGSIDE AVENUE AND Il6TH STREET ARTIST KARL BITTER, N.A., SCULPTOR 1868-1915 HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT 1 866- A bronze portrait statue 9 feet high, erected in a plaza from which a broad flight of steps leads to Morningside Park below. It represents the subject dressed in a long overcoat open in front, holding a soft hat in right hand. It is placed on a pedestal of dark gray granite about 7 feet high with a back rising from the base of the statue about 4 feet 6 inches. On the pedestal below the statue is a low relief showing two figures, one male and one female, lightly draped, on each side of an altar, on which the man rests his right hand, his left hand holding an upright dagger. Above the altar is the following INSCRIPTION CARL SCHURZ MDCCCXXIX MDCCCCVI A DEFENDER OF LIBERTY AND A FRIEND OF HUMAN RIGHTS On each side of the pedestal are seats of granite extending towards west in elliptical form. The steps to plaza are flanked by two low walls which are decorated with panels in low relief. The left panel shows on the right a male, in the attire of a warrior of the olden time, breaking a chain, on the left of whom is a group of five figures, a negro man and woman, a crouching Asiatic woman, and an Anglo-Saxon woman leading forward an American Indian warrior. The right panel shows an ideal female figure lightly draped, carrying a torch, followed by a group of two men, two women and a young boy. Given to City in 1913. See illustrations facing pages 84 and 86. 84 < 1? pf W H J H oo < m w )— 1 o & < CM o <c w w til § M w P s o S3 < - (^ g P K z Q o o « co < pq w o SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN SLEEPY HOLLOW PANEL WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL ARTIST FRANCES GRIMES 1869- A plaster panel about 10 feet by 4 feet; placed over fire- place in foyer. It represents three female figures seated on a low bench, the two outer figures in attitude of listeners, the central figure reading from a wide-spread book held on her knees. On the upper part of the panel between the heads of the figures is the following INSCRIPTION THERE WAS ENCHANTMENT IN THE VERY AIR THAT BLEW FROM THAT HAUNTED PLACE BREATHING AN ATMOSPHERE OF DREAMS AND FANCIES. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Given to the City in 191 5. See illustration facing page 96. GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO 1480-1527 AN ITALIAN NAVIGATOR BATTERY PARK ARTIST ETTORE XIMENES A colossal bust placed on a granite pedestal 15 feet high, in front of which is a female figure in bronze of heroic size carrying a sword in right hand, and a torch in left. At her feet is a bronze book; on the left leaf of which is inscribed mdxxiv, and on the right leaf mcmix. On bust and right hand leaf of book appears the name of the artist Ximenes. Below this figure, cut in the granite, are the words (on the left) (on the right) GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO 85 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN VERRAZZANO STATUE— CONTINUED On the upper part of the granite pedestal are the following INSCRIPTIONS THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT WHATEVER AS TO VERRAZZANO' S ENTERING NEW YORK HARBOR IN I524 JOHN FISKE ANNO I909 AMERICA E ITALIA RICORDONO GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO FLORENTINO CHE PRIMO EUROPEO PRECORRENDO ALTRO PIU FORTUNATO DAL QUALE EBBERO IL NOME NAVIGO QUESTE ACQUE LE CUI TERRE ERANO DESTINATE PER UNA DELLE CITTA CAPITALI DEL MONDO PER LA VERITA SECOLATE, PER LA GIUSTIZIA DELLA STORIA QUESTO MONUMENTO RIVENDICATORE ERESSE IL PROGRESSO ITALO AMERICANO CARLO BARSOTTI EDITORE, LA COLONIA ITALIANA CONCORDE IL VI OTTOBRE MCMIX Given to the City in 1909. 86 SCHURZ MONUMENT BY KARL BITTER, N.A. FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 84 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN WASHINGTON ARCH NORTH SIDE OF MAIN PIERS GEORGE WASHINGTON i 732-1 799 EAST PIER, WASHINGTON AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ARTIST HERMON A. MACNEIL, N.A. 1 866- A group of heroic size in marble, with main figure in high relief. Washington is represented in full military uniform under a long and heavy cloak, holding in front of him an unsheathed sword. His figure is supported by allegorical figures in low relief; that on left a fully robed female carry- ing a torch and wand, representing fame; that on right a warrior with helmet, but without armor, and holding two spears, representing valor. Given to the City in 1916. See illustration facing page 88. WEST PIER, WASHINGTON AS PRESIDENT ARTIST A. STIRLING CALDER, N.A. 1870- A GROUP of heroic size in marble, with main figure in high relief. Washington is represented in civilian dress with left hand resting on a book stand. His figure is supported by allegorical figures in low relief; that on the left a fully robed female, representing wisdom, who holds back of Washing- ton's head an open book on which is the inscription exitvs acta probat ; that on the right a half nude male in the armor of a crusader, carrying a sword and scales, representing justice. Given to the City in 1918. See illustration facing page 88. 87 SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN GENERAL ALEXANDER SEWARD WEBB 1836-1911 CITY COLLEGE NEAR I38TH STREET ENTRANCE ARTIST J. MASSEY RHIND I860- A heroic statue 8 feet high in bronze, representing the subject in military uniform. Placed on a granite pedestal of gothic design. SIGNED: MASSEY RHIND, SCULP. INSCRIPTION ALEXANDER S. WEBB PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE I 869-I 902 BREV. MAJ. GENERAL, U. S. A. COMMANDER PHILADELPHIA BRIGADE GETTYSBURG, JULY I-3, 1863 I836-I9II ERECTED BY THE ALUMNI I917 Given to the City in 1917. 88 < < X o Z z rt « nf < W Q S 2 Hi <; Z o 00 o o < w H o s o fc < Oh Z h3 i — i ^ z (n CO H en o Z o < <5 H Sh 2 2 o trt w O Oh a CO P O o a, X o fe t> o o !_, rt M H o o 3 Hi TABLETS TABLETS— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX MAINE MARTYRS MEMORIAL MC KINLEY SQUARE ARTIST CHARLES KECK 1875- A small bronze tablet, placed on concrete plinth at base of flag pole. On right is shown a female figure representing a mourning Liberty carrying a shield, on which is modeled the shield of the United States with the words patriotism and devotion. INSCRIPTION IN MEMORIAM U. S. S. MAINE DESTROYED IN HAVANA HARBOR FEBRUARY I5TH, 1 898 THIS TABLET IS CAST FROM METAL RECOVERED FROM THE U. S. S. MAINE Given to the City in 19 14. 91 TABLETS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN SUSAN E. BLOW BROOKLYN TRAINING SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS; AUDITORIUM ARTIST B. LILLIAN LINK l880- A bronze tablet 2 feet wide by 3 feet 7 inches high, in upper part of which is shown a ring of dancing children. inscription by playing all the ideals which interpret nature and human life the kindergarten flings its rainbow bridge between the heart of childhood and the vision of manhood 1843 — susan e. blow — 1916 Given to the City in 1918. See illustration facing page 92. 92 '."4 -~» \ *, ; ■- *s \» "»*****f i ^*v i y^» *mt» levy f<<\.''fa\ |" fyn<"> !" i -p <"" "» 'a<^ BLOW TABLET BY B. LILLIAN LINK FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 92 ■ TABLETS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN LIBERTY POLE TABLET WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE PLAZA ARTIST JOHN WILLIAMS A bronze tablet about 3 feet 6 inches high, curved to fit the form of the Liberty Pole. At the top is a medallion of Washington and below the following: INSCRIPTION LIBERTY POLE PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN FEBRUARY 22, 1916 BY THE WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION COMMITTEE COMPRISING THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS COMPANY B, 47TH INFANTRY, N. G. N. Y. GRAND ARMY REPUBLIC UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS COMMANDERY GENERAL OF THE PATRIOTIC ORDER SONS OF AMERICA UNITED STATES LIFE SAVING CORPS PATRIOTIC ORDER SONS OF AMERICA SONS OF VETERANS PATRIOTIC ORDER OF AMERICANS women's RELIEF CORPS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA HANOVER CLUB WILLIAMSBURG CITIZENS COMMITTEE FIRST REGIMENT BAND OF UNITED BOYS BRIGADE OF AMERICA SUPERINTENDENT AND FOREMAN'S ASSOCIATION 93 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN ABRAHAM LINCOLN i 809- i 865 PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES 1861-65 FACADE OF BOROUGH HALL ARTIST VICTOR D. BRENNER I87I- A bronze tablet 22 inches by 28 inches, mounted on a marble slab. In upper left corner is a medallion of Lincoln with dates 1809-1909; and on body of same is transcribed Lincoln's Gettysburg address. medallion signed: v. d. brenner Purchased by the City in 1909. WILLIAM WESLEY SMITH PUBLIC SCHOOL 102 AUDITORIUM ARTIST THE GORHAM COMPANY A bronze tablet 24 inches by 36 inches, on which is rep- resented a broad border of ivy leaves surrounding an inner panel on which is the inscription this tribute of his loving friends commemorates the work and character OF WILLIAM WESLEY SMITH FIRST PRINCIPAL OF PUBLIC SCHOOL 102, BROOKLYN I893-I909 "TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE" Given to the City in 1910. 94 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN J. EDWARD SWANSTROM 1855-1910 PRESIDENT OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, I902-I903 BOROUGH HALL ROTUNDA ARTISTS EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N. A., SCULPTOR 1 868- FRANK J. HELME, ARCHITECT 187O- A bronze tablet, 57^ inches by 38^ inches, on the right of which is represented a kneeling female figure whose left arm grasps a fasces, her right arm reaching out to a medallion portrait enclosed in a wreath. Beneath the portrait is the following: INSCRIPTION J. EDWARD SWANSTROM PRESIDENT OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN MCMII-MCMIII Given to the City in 191 2. 95 1 TABLETS— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN SIMON BARUCH RIVINGTON STREET PUBLIC BATH ARTISTS WERNER AND WINDOLPH, ARCHITECTS A bronze tablet showing a portrait of Dr. Baruch in centre; on left of which are the words health is wealth; on right the words frequent baths promote health. Below portrait is the inscription simon baruch, m.d. pioneer of free municipal bath houses Given to the City in 1917. HENRY BISCHOFF 1859-1913 COUNTY COURT HOUSE, ROOM 2l6 ARTISTS GEORGE T. BREWSTER, SCULPTOR 1 862- WILLIAM WELLES BOSWORTH, A.N. A., ARCHITECT 1869- A portrait memorial tablet in bronze 4 feet by 6 feet, in upper right hand corner of which is shown the Seal of the City enclosed in a wreath, below which is the signature of the subject. inscription henry bischoff born aug. l6, 1852 — died march 28, i913 while in the active discharge of his judicial duties judge of the court of common pleas i89o-1893 judge of the supreme court 1893-i913 presented by the bench and the bar of the city of new york Given to the City in 1915. 96 < W W o < w a £ CJ o (f> h4 m a o O u H w < Pi 2 >H u w 0, Q w fit w O J C/2 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN CHINESE TABLET IN PARK NORTH OF GRANT'S TOMB A bronze tablet 29 inches by 26 inches, on a granite block 18 inches high. It has a border of ivy leaves, the space within which is divided in two parts. On the left part is an inscription in Chinese of which record is made on photo- graph on file with the Art Commission. On the right part is the following English INSCRIPTION THIS TREE IS PLANTED AT THE SIDE OF THE TOMB OF GENERAL U. S. GRANT, EX-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMEMORATING HIS GREATNESS BY LI HUNG CHANG, GUARDIAN OF THE PRINCE GRAND SECRETARY OF STATE EARL OF THE FIRST ORDER. YANG YU ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF CHINA, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS KWANG HSU 23 RD YEAR, 4TH MOON, MAY 1 897 97 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN CYRUS CLARK i 830-1 909 RIVERSIDE PARK OPPOSITE 82ND STREET ARTIST HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN 1857- Bronze tablet placed on west side of a rock which is approached by rough steps and a winding path. On upper part is a portrait in low relief surrounded by a wreath. In upper left corner is the date 1830, and on the corresponding right corner the date 1909. signed: h. k. bush-brown 191 i inscription cyrus clark a memorial of his many years devotion to the interests of the west side FROM THE WEST END ASSOCIATION HIS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS Given to the City in 191 1. 98 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN LOUIS FITZGERALD i 838-1908 SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT ARMORY ARTISTS HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT 1 866- HENRY HERING, SCULPTOR 1874- A bronze tablet 4 feet 3 inches high by 4 feet wide, in upper part of which is a portrait in low relief below which is the following INSCRIPTION IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF LOUIS FITZGERALD BORN MAY 31, 1838 — DIED OCTOBER 6, I908 ENLISTED AS PRIVATE IN 7TH REGIMENT DECEMBER 30, 1 857. SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR AS LIEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN OF VOLUNTEERS, 1861-1865. PROMOTED FOR GALLANTRY AT BULL RUN 1 86 1 AND AT FAIR OAKS 1 862. ADJUTANT AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL IN 7TH REGIMENT 1 867- 1 882. BRIGADIER GENERAL N. G. N. Y. 1882-1897. GALLANT SOLDIER MAN OF AFFAIRS LOYAL FRIEND THIS TABLET IS PLACED IN THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRIGADE WHICH HE COMMANDED BY THOSE WHO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING AS MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF Given to the City in 19 10. DAVID GRAHAM COUNTY COURT HOUSE, ROOM 2l6 ARTIST UNKNOWN An oval marble plaque, with portrait in low relief. 99 TABLETS--BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN WASHINGTON IRVING i 783-1 859 AMERICAN HISTORIAN, ESSAYIST AND NOVELIST WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL, MAIN ENTRANCE ARTIST VICTOR D. BRENNER 1871- A bronze tablet, about 3 feet square, in upper centre of which is a medallion portrait in high relief, on the left of which is the date 1783 and on the right 1859. SIGNED: V. D. BRENNER, SC, MCMXII INSCRIPTION ERECTED BY THE SAINT NICHOLAS SOCIETY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN APPRECIATION OF WASHINGTON IRVING HIS CHARACTER — HIS GENIUS — AND HIS SERVICES AS A FOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY Given to the City in 1912. 100 \fc_r *crV m . > I : 1 1 g ) g i 3 S ' i% >v *% * •w, H$* - **£ -^ s i -4 -*^ pq < < Oh <! h-1 ; o 1-1 o W W o t . < Cfi Hi H w < 'A - n rt o u ;* W w O o M H O TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN JAPANESE TABLET ARTISTS TOKYO FINE ART SCHOOL A bronze tablet, 4 feet by 5 feet, representing in low relief a branch of a cherry tree in blossom on which is placed a panel about 3 feet by 4 feet, on the upper part of which is shown a garden with Grant's Tomb in the background. inscription SEPTEMBER 25, 1909 TO GENERAL STEWART L. WOODFORD, PRESIDENT, HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION COMMISSION DEAR SIR: YOUR HONORABLE COMMISSION AND THE GOVERNMENT OF YOUR GREAT CITY HAVING GRACIOUSLY SIGNIFIED TO THE UNDERSIGNED COMMITTEE OF JAPANESE RESIDENTS THEIR PLEASURE IN PERMITTING US TO TAKE PART IN THE MOMENTOUS HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION BY ACCEPTING OUR OFFERING OF TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED CHERRY TREES FROM JAPAN TO BE PLANTED ALONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE RIVERSIDE DRIVE, WE BEG HEREBY TO TENDER THEM TO YOU IN THE FULLEST AND WARMEST SPIRIT OF AFFECTION, GRATITUDE AND GOOD-WILL. WHAT THE CHERRY TREE IS TO JAPAN WE WOULD WISH IT TO SYMBOLIZE TO YOU, THE EVER-LIVING SPIRIT OF THE LAND BRINGING WITH EVERY SPRING A WORLD OF BLOSSOM AND JOY. ALONG THE BANKS OF THE MIGHTY STREAM WHOSE DISCOVERER AND FIRST STEAM NAVIGATOR WE CELEBRATE TO-DAY, AND AROUND THE TOMB OF GENERAL GRANT, WHOSE MEMORY WE OF JAPAN HOLD DEAR, MAY THE RIVER OF JAPANESE BLOOMS FLOW YEAR AFTER YEAR A FLOWERING WITNESS TO ALL TIME OF OUR AFFECTION FOR NEW YORK AND THE UNITED STATES. WE THANK YOU AND THE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES FOR THE PRECIOUS PRIVILEGE OF TAKING THIS HUMBLE PART IN THE GREAT AND HISTORIC CELEBRATION, AND FEELINGLY SUBSCRIBE OURSELVES. KOKICHI MIDZUNO JOKICHI TAKAMINE RIOICHIRO ARAI DAIJIRO USHIKUBO KIKUSABURO FUKUI COMMITTEE OF JAPANESE RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK Given to the City in 1912. See illustration facing page 100. IOI TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN JOHN JASPER BOARD OF EDUCATION BUILDING, VESTIBULE ARTIST CHARLES R. LAMB A bronze tablet 3 feet by 4 feet 9 inches on the upper portion of which is a portrait of the subject in high relief; below which is the following INSCRIPTION IN HONOR OF JOHN JASPER CITY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 1879-1896 A PUPIL OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. A GRADUATE OF THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK WHO GAVE FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE SCHOOLS OF THE CITY AS TEACHER PRINCIPAL AND SUPERINTENDENT MCMXVII Given to the City in 1917. ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1 809-1 865 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1861-65 WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL, ENTRANCE HALL ARTIST VICTOR D. BRENNER 187I- A portrait tablet 33 inches square. On small plate below is the inscription a neighborhood gift FROM MRS. AUGUST LEWIS Given to the City in 1915. 102 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN IDA B. LINDHEIMER PUBLIC SCHOOL 38 ENTRANCE ARTISTS J. AND R. LAMB A marble tablet on which branches of laurel in low relief surround the following INSCRIPTION IN LOVING MEMORY OF IDA B. LINDHEIMER 1900 — PRINCIPAL — 1 9 14 A TRIBUTE FROM THE TEACHERS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL 38 A. D. 1917 Given to the City in 1917. SOPHIE J. NICOLAI NEW YORK TRAINING SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS ARTIST VICTOR D. BRENNER 1871- A bronze tablet 23 inches by 34 inches on which is de- picted in high relief the figure of a young girl dancing. inscription for they hear the wind laugh and murmur and sing of a land where even the old are fair and even the wise are merry of tongue in honor of sophie j. nicolai, director of physical training from i9oo to i913 Given to the City in 1918. See illustration facing page 104. 103 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN JAMES J. SHEPPARD 1868-1914 HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AUDITORIUM ARTIST ALLEN G. NEWMAN 1875- A bronze tablet, 33 inches wide, 51 inches high. Within a border of oak leaves is a portrait of the subject in low relief, below which is the following: INSCRIPTION JAMES J. SHEPPARD BORN JANUARY 1ST, 1 868 DIED MARCH I3TH, I914 FIRST PRINCIPAL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE I902-I914 THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE ALUMNI AND FACULTY IN RECOGNITION OF HIS ABILITY AS A TEACHER, HIS BROAD HUMANITY AND HIS DEVOTED SERVICE TO THIS SCHOOL Given to the City in 1918. 104 V U.Pjrvnn ?r jr. Oph 7<? 4/wl CO 1 c -/'Co 'r r-r lc r of phisKfil 'jr. ^m nnj. NICOLAI TABLET BY VICTOR D. BRENNER FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE IO3 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN BENJAMIN D. SOUTHERLAND i 829-1 905 PUBLIC SCHOOL 3, AUDITORIUM ARTIST CHARLES KECK 1875- A bronze tablet, 52 inches wide by 64 inches high, having a border of ivy leaves within which the background repre- sents, in very low relief, the school building, over which is placed a portrait in high relief within a wreath of laurel and the words benjamin delamater southerland, i 829-1 905. INSCRIPTIONS THE PASSING YEARS DO NOW REVEAL HIS PEERLESS WORK WAS FOR OUR WEAL HE ENTERED GRAMMAR SCHOOL NO. 3 AS A PUPIL IN 1838, LATER BECAME A TEACHER APPOINTED PRINCIPAL 1 867 — RETIRED 1902 ERECTED BY THE B. D. L. SOUTHERLAND ASSOCIATION A. D. I917 Given to the City in 191 7. 105 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN CHARLES HENRY TRUAX 1846-1910 COUNTY COURT HOUSE, ROOM 201 ARTIST JOHN J. BOYLE 185I-I917 A bronze tablet, in high relief, showing half figure of subject, life size, and representing him in judicial gown seated behind table with gavel in right hand. Placed in arched recess above fireplace. INSCRIPTION CHARLES HENRY TRUAX JUDGE SUPREME COURT BORN DURHAMVILLE, NEW YORK JAN. I, I88I-JAN. I, 1895 OCT. 31, 1846 JUSTICE SUPREME COURT DIED, NEW YORK, N. Y. JAN. I, 1896-JAN. I, I9IO JAN. 14, I9IO Given to the City in 1910. 106 o *f»- \ CO W w H O m Eh 1-1 w H J 3 < 0-. pq Id < Eh £ Id Sh Q Z £-H M Z C H < < 3 u J z -en w i — i Q £ z" o o fC . V- : cu <o EI x - i ^^v — i c ■ 1 TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN THOMAS WILLETT 1610-1674 FIRST MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY HALL ARTISTS HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT 1866 PICCIRILLI BROTHERS, SCULPTORS A marble tablet, 34 inches wide by 15^ inches high, at the top of which, in the centre, is the seal used on the Don- gan Charter, spreading from which a grape vine border in very low relief surrounds the whole tablet, on which is the following INSCRIPTION THOMAS WILLETT MDCX MDCLXXIV THE FIRST MAYOR OF NEW YORK UNDER A PATENT GRANTED BY JAMES, DUKE OF YORK, HE WAS APPOINTED IN 1 665 FOR A ONE YEAR TERM BY GOVERNOR RICHARD NICOLLS AND SERVED A SECOND TERM IN 1667 Given to the City in 1914. See illustration facing page 106. 107 TABLETS— BOROUGH OF QUEENS GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL PUBLIC SCHOOL 35 ARTIST ALBERT WEINERT 1863- Bronze tablet, 4^ feet by 5 feet, on which the subject is shown in high relief in centre, close to a tethered horse which history tells he was about to mount when mortally wounded. In the background, in very low relief, is repre- sented the old "Carpenter's Inn" still in existence in 191 1 near the school building. Below the modeled figures, in a panel, is the following: INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL, PRESIDENT OF THE PROVINCIAL CONGRESS OF NEW YORK IN 1775, WHO ON AUGUST 28 1 776 WAS CRUELLY WOUNDED BY THE ENEMY AT JAMAICA WHILE COOPERATING WITH WASHINGTON ON LONG ISLAND. HE DIED A PRISONER AT NEW UTRECHT, SEPTEMBER 20 1 776. CITIZEN — SOLDIER — PATRIOT OF THE REVOLUTION Given to the City in 191 1. 108 INDEX INDEX FOUNTAINS SUBJECT PAGE Baby and Duck 4 Barrett Memorial 12 Bear and Fawn 5 Betsy Head Playground 4 Bowne Memorial 5 Firemen's Memorial 6 Lowell Memorial 7 Macomb's Dam Park 2 One Hundred and Tenth Street and Fifth Avenue 7 SUBJECT PAGE Pulitzer Memorial 8 Putnam Memorial 13 Queensboro Bridge 8 Seligman Memorial 5 Straus Memorial 9 Sullivan Memorial 10 Van Cortlandt Park 2 Wireless Operators 10 Woman's Health Protective Associa- tion 11 GLASS Bourne Memorial 21 Erasmus Hall High School 18 Ford Memorial 21 Girls' High School 19 Gunnison Memorial 19 Hugo Window 22 Knowledge 19 Patterson Memorial 20 Public School No. 85, Brooklyn 20 Story Memorial 20 Wadleigh High School 21 Wadleigh Memorial 21 Wisdom 19 Young Memorial 17 MONUMENTS Hudson Memorial Column 25 Maine Monument 29 Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument. ... 27 Revolutionary Cannon 31 Spanish War Monument — Borough of The Bronx 25 Spanish War Monument — Borough of Richmond 32 World War Monument — Borough of The Bronx 26 MURAL PAINTINGS, ETC. Am I My Brother's Keeper 38 Ancient Commerce 36 Birth and Development of Education 35 Board of Education Building 38 Commerce, Ancient and Modern 36 Commercial High School 36 De Witt Clinton High School 38 Dutch and Indians Trading 39 Eastern District High School 35 Military Engineering 39 Modern Commerce 36 Public School No. 5 36 Public School No. 52, The Bronx .... 17 The Birth of the Alphabet 35 The Dawn of Civilization 35 The Gift of Fire 35 Twenty-second Regiment Armory ... 39 Washington Before the Battle of Long Island 36 Washington Irving High School 39 III INDEX PORTRAITS SUBJECT PAGE Cleveland, Stephen Grover 44 Compton, Alfred George 44 Doremus, Robert Ogden 45 Engs, Philip Wanton 45 Finley, John Huston 46 Fitzgerald, Frank T 46 Gaynor, William J 47 Herbermann, Charles George 47 Johnston, Henry Phelps 48 Leipziger, Henry M 48 McComb, John, Jr 49 SUBJECT PAGE Rollins, Daniel Gustavus 49 Shepard, Edward Morse 50 Thomas, Abner C 50 Thomas, Rupert B 54 Tisdall, Fitz Gerald 51 Ward, Frederic A 43 Webb, Alexander Seward 51 Werner, Adolph 52 Wingate, George W 52 Woolf, Solomon 53 SCULPTURE Accounts 80 Arts 82 Bedford Park War Memorial 59 Board of Estimate 80 Brooklyn 69 Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences 59 Brownson, Orestes Augustus 72 Buffalo Hunt 77 Building Inspection 80 Bryant, William Cullen 72 Burroughs, John 73 Butterfield, Daniel 74 Carrere Memorial 74 Chinese Art 62 Chinese Law 62 Chinese Philosophy 62 Chinese Religion. 62 Civic Duty 78 Civic Fame 78 Civic Pride 78 Civil Service 79 Columbia University Pylon 83 Comptroller 79 Correction 80 Drama 81 Eagles 67 Elections 79 Executive Power 78 Greek Architecture 64 Greek Dramatic Art 63 Greek Epic Poetry 62 Greek Law Giver 63 Greek Lyric Poetry 63 Greek Oratory 64 Greek Philosophy 64 Greek Religion 63 Greek Science 63 Greek Sculpture 64 Greeley, Horace 75 Grieg, Edward 67 Guidance 78 Hebrew Apostle 61 Hebrew Law 61 Hebrew Prophet 61 Hebrew Psalmist 61 Heintz, Louis J 57 History (Barnard) 83 History (Bartlett) 81 Indian Law Giver 65 Indian Literature 65 Indian Philosophy 65 Indian Religion 65 Japanese Art 61 Joan of Arc 76 Justice 57 Lafayette 68 Licenses ._ 79 Lions ' 82 Manhattan 69 Manhattan Bridge Approach — Bor- ough of Brooklyn 69 Manhattan Bridge Approach — Bor- ough of Manhattan 77 112 INDEX SCULPTURE— CONTINUED SUBJECT PAGE Mohammed 60 Municipal Building 78 New York Public Library 81 Persian Philosophy 64 Philosophy 81 Poe, Edgar Allan 58 Poetry 81 Progress 78 Prudence 79 Public Service Commission 80 Pylon 83 Records 80 Religion 81 Roman Emperor 66 Roman Law Giver 66 Roman Lyric Poetry 66 SUBJECT PAGE Roman Orator 66 Roman Statesman 66 Romance 81 Schurz, Carl 84 Sheriff 80 Shore Road Bridge Eagles 67 Sleepy Hollow Panel , 85 Spirit of Commerce 77 Spirit of Industries 77 Verrazzano, Giovanni da 85 Von Weber, Karl M. F. E 70 Washington as Commander-in-Chief. 87 Washington as President 87 Washington Irving High School Panel 85 Water Supply 79 Webb. Alexander Seward 88 TABLETS Baruch, Simon 96 Bischoff, Henry 96 Blow, Susan E 92 Chinese 97 Clark, Cyrus 98 Fitzgerald, Louis 99 Graham, David 99 Irving, Washington 100 Japanese 101 Jasper, John 102 Liberty Pole 93 Lincoln, Abraham — Brooklyn Bor- ough Hall 94 Lincoln, Abraham — Washington Irv- ing High School 102 Lindheimer, Ida B 103 Maine Martyrs Memorial 91 Nicolai, Sophie J 103 Sheppard, James J 104 Smith, William Wesley 94 Southerland, Benjamin Delamater. . . 105 Swanstrom, J. Edward 95 Truax, Charles Henry 106 Willett, Thomas 107 Woodhull, Nathaniel 108 113 PRESS OF CLARENCES. NATHAN, INC., NEW YORK.